24 April, 2024

Regional Centre


Porvorim is the legislative capital of the state of Goa, India. It is situated on the right bank (north bank) of the Mandovi River. The administrative capital Panaji is located on the opposite bank. Considered as a suburb of Panaji, Porvorim is considered an up market residential hub as it lies on the prime Mumbai–Goa highway NH17.

Porvorim is hardly a couple of kilometers from the state capital, Panaji. Officially a village, it provides facilities no short of that of a town or a small city.

Porvorim is well connected by roads. The National Highway 17 (NH17) runs through Porvorim. Infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, hotels and highways is developing here at a high pace. The town is slated to get its first mall by 2013.


The IGNOU Regional Centre Panaji was established in 2009. The IGNOU Regional Centre Panaji is located at Alto Porvorim in a leased building which has the facilities like Edusat, Tele-Conferencing and Gyanvani. The Regional Centre Panaji has 4 Districts covering the states of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra under its jurisdiction with 10 active study centres.